SRINAGAR: The Centre informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the number of militancy-related incidents have come down in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
In a reply Union minister of state for home affairs, Nityanand Rai said that “The overall statistics shows that there has been a decline in terrorist attacks on civilians and army in Jammu and Kashmir.”
The minister said that from August 05, 2019, to November 22, 2021 (841 days since the abrogation), 496 militant-related incidents have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir. This is down from 843 such incidents reported in the same span of time before the abrogation.
He also said that between April 16, 2017, and August 04, 2019, 86 civilians and 78 army personnel were killed in militancy-related incidents.
In response to a separate question, Rai said during the last 12 months from December 2020 to November 2021 (up to November 26), 14 militants have been apprehended and 165 militants have been killed.
The minister said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that 40 civilians have been killed and 72 injured in Jammu and Kashmir in militant-related incidents till November 15 this year.